Zhou Qi was injured instantly.
Chinanews client, Beijing, November 5th (Li He) Right and wrong, right and wrong, love and hate, many things change in an instant.
This is how people feel about Zhou Qi.
On the evening of the 4th, in the eighth round of the CBA League match between Xinjiang and Liaoning, Zhou Qi was injured in a defense without confrontation before the end of the first half, and then squatted on the ground.
After the team doctor arrived on the field, he repeatedly checked the position of his Achilles tendon. Afterwards, Zhou Qi left the field and never returned.
This is not an optimistic signal. With "big brother" Yi Jianlian still not returning to the game due to an Achilles tendon injury, Zhou Qi's series of actions have once again raised people's hearts.
Zhou Qi was examined by the team doctor.
Although the follow-up news indicated that Zhou Qi did not suffer from too serious Achilles tendon injury, the Xinjiang team also made it clear in the post-match push: "After inspection, Zhou Qi's injury is not serious."
But this false alarm also made the onlookers truly "experience" the feeling of "losing" the great devil once.
Such an experience is not beautiful, but it reminds people to face the importance of Zhou Qi to the Chinese men's basketball team.
Just as for Zhou Qi's Xinjiang team, they can instantly become second-rate from the first echelon.
Before Zhou Qi left the field, he scored 16 points in 16 minutes of playing time. Xinjiang also led Liaoning by as much as 17 points.
Just a few rounds before the injury left, he just scored 4 points in a row, suppressing the momentum of Liaoning's counterattack.
Before leaving the field, Zhou Qi performed strongly.
But after Zhou Qi left the field, the situation changed immediately.
The Liaoning team quickly gained the upper hand and approached the score, eventually reversing the game with 121:108.
Han Dejun and Guo Ailun, who had been suppressed by Zhou Qi before, scored 30 and 35 points respectively.
Zhou Qi's influence on a team is so obvious in front of people.
Onlookers, before Zhou Qi's injury was announced, they also experienced the panic of losing the "Devil King".
It sounds strange, but it is true that "The Great Devil" is Zhou Qi's former nickname.
At that time, he was also called Yi Jianlian, the next generation leader of the Chinese men's basketball team.
But everything turned around in the summer of 2019.
On September 2, 2019, the Beijing Wukesong Arena at night was even more gloomy than usual.
Because of a fatal mistake, overwhelming condemnation and verbal abuse instantly flooded to the 23-year-old "Great Demon King" Zhou Qi.
Zhou Qi made a mistake in playback.
Familiar and painful black memory, for Zhou Qi, the Chinese men's basketball team and fans, it also seems to be a difficult obstacle to overcome.
"Polish foreign aid" and "Monday board" replaced those previous compliments, and Zhou Qi fell into endless accusations and ridicules.
After the game, there was a voice saying that Zhou Qi had destroyed the dreams of a group of people.
At that time, almost all the spearheads were directed at him, who made frequent mistakes at the last minute, and the future star of Chinese basketball suddenly became the "enemy of the whole people."
But what people didn't realize was that Zhou Qi himself was included among the "group of people" whose dreams were destroyed.
Data map: Zhou Qi.
Photo by China News Agency reporter Zhang Chang
And Zhou Qi's first reaction was to hide himself.
This kind of hidden since the World Cup defeat began. One month after the World Cup ended, he faced the media for the first time in the Xinjiang team's collective activities. The CBA league started for nearly two months before he was interviewed by the media for the first time.
But in front of the camera and on the court, he felt trembling, like walking on thin ice.
He will still do every technical link on the court, but he seems to resist becoming the focus of the spotlight.
However, the harshness on the Internet did not end because of this, but continued to "renovate".
Today, many people may no longer remember the details of the Chinese men's basketball game in the World Cup, but they still open their mouths to ridicule Zhou Qi.
Against the boos spreading in almost every away game, Zhou Qi delivered a gorgeous report card for Xinjiang Men’s Basketball and fans in the next season, averaging 22.2 points, 13.3 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game. Among them, both rebounds and blocked shots all entered the league's top five, ranking first among local players.
In the regular season MVP selection that year, Zhou Qi lost to Yi Jianlian by only one point, ranking second.
CBA League official micro screenshot
But those "bad tastes" still didn't seem to let him off.
So after nearly a year, Zhou Qi, who dodged in public opinion, finally responded positively to the mistakes of last year's Men's Basketball World Cup.
Zhou Qi said: "This can be regarded as an experience in life. Whether it is good or not, there will be growth after the experience, because there are indeed some relatively low-level mistakes. I can actually understand the voice of criticism, after all, such mistakes are really not Yes. When you encounter problems, solve them."
"Although it was still uncomfortable at the beginning (outside criticism), and will be very irritable for a while, but with the support of family members, I gradually don't think so much. Life has to look forward.
Zhou Qi is trying his best to make up for it with action.
Zhou Qi domineering arrangement of defense
So in this season, people found that Zhou Qi, as always, has become the core of the team at both ends of the offense and defense, but also found some differences.
In the previous game against the Shandong team, during the suspension period, after Ah Tijiang arranged tactics, Zhou Qi took over the "microphone" and arranged the team's defense: "Everyone breaks in and gives me (defense), you defend outsiders."
In that game, Zhou Qi sent out 7 blocks and did what he said.
Zhou Qi blatantly scolded his teammates
In the 116:107 victory over Tianjin in Xinjiang, during the official time-out period, Zhou Qi's speech to his teammates was clearly transmitted to the fans' ears through the microphone: "Did that cover just now? Bump xx! Come up and prevent the next."
That's it, Zhou Qi, who was often accused of "not working hard and not trying hard" in the past, quietly changed.
Despite this, the evaluation of him is still mixed.
And most of the accusations originated in the black memories of that summer.
Until this night, Zhou Qi held the Achilles tendon in his left leg with some pain.
Zhou Qi receives treatment
If this is a serious Achilles tendon injury, it means that not only Zhou Qi will encounter another crisis in his career, but the Chinese men's basketball team will also lose the most powerful support in the process of fleeing the trough.
The climbing road is not easy to walk, but to continue sliding down in the abyss, it couldn't be easier.
It was at this time that many people suddenly realized that despite the constant accusations, at least for now, Zhou Qi is the most promising pillar of the Chinese men's basketball team.
Fortunately, the final inspection results made all this a false alarm.
And this false alarm also reminds people to re-examine the "sinner" in front of them. After experiencing the "panic" of temporarily losing the "Monday board", admit it, maybe Zhou Qi hasn't made the Chinese men's basketball team better yet. Good, but without him, everything would be worse.
Netizen comment screenshot
In this case, not only for Zhou Qi, but also for Guo Ailun and Zhao Rui, and for all the players who are still bearing the price for a painful memory.
Therefore, you can reserve the right to criticize, but please leave some room for the "sinners" in public opinion. After all, they are the ones who have lost the most. If you want to win back, you must rely on them.